San Jose, California: The Tech Interactive

Hands-on science museum and tribute to Silicon Valley products and inventions. Opened in 1998 as The Tech Museum of Innovation, then changed to The Tech, then in 2019 The Tech Interactive. People in tech won't associate themselves with a "museum."

201 S. Market St., San Jose, CA
I-280 exit 3A for CA-87 North. Follow signs to Santa Clara Ave. and turn right. Make another right on Almaden, then a left on San Fernando, then a right on Market St. At the corner of Park Ave. and Market St.
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $24, Students $19
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Hands-on activities.

The Tech Museum

All the Silicon Valley tech giants lend cutting edge technology for interactive displays. Lots of virtual reality and robotics. A great way to kill a couple of hours!

[LamFam, 06/25/2018]

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